CRAWLSPACE wins the Alberta Writers Guild Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama.

8 authors chosen from 260 submissions received prizes in categories including fiction, poetry, magazine, essays at the annual Writers Guild of Alberta Gala Jun 2, 2018. Thanks to Alberta Views and congratulations to all finalists and other award recipients.

All the Little Aninimals I Have Eaten is Short Listed for the 2017 Playwrights Guild of Canada's Carol Bolt Award for New Canadian Play.

Congratulations to all  - and for more information on emerging and other finalists, go here.

Upcoming Projects:

Lime Green Wow Factor

In progress, a commission for Verb Theatre, Calgary.

A Burtynsky-inspired meditation on our mad landscapes and what happens when iconic characters from horror films go camping on them. Commissioned in part by the NAC's Collaborations Project.

The Cottage

In progress, a commission for Vertigo Theatre, Calgary.

Magical realism collides with Pop Tarts and burning forests in this family mystery, inspired by a feverish version of the American Dream.

An impassioned ode to Sam Shepard's True West.

Fifty Monkeys Maybe

In progress, with funding from Canada Council.

A psychological thriller about a writer, a dramaturg and the critic who drives them apart. Performed in 'faux verbatim,' this is a 1970's period piece about a previous theatre.

Crawlspace: The Movie

Film adaptation of the micro-theatrical Videofag/Boca del Lupo/Soulpepper hit. In progress ... more on this soon.

Anagram for Psycho

(33 Short Films About Pochsy)

33 MICROFILMS Written and Directed by Karen Hines and Sandi Somers.

Horribly Beautiful World

Adapted from 'The Pochsy Plays,' an award-winning theatrical trilogy, and evolving from the prize-winning shorts 'My Name is Pochsy: A Industrial Film,' and 'A Tax on Pochsy (a.k.a. The Audit),' the last in this series, 'Anagram for Psycho (33 Short Films About Pochsy)' will make up the third in a lustrously designer set.

This 33-minute ode to a century of industrial propaganda and corporate mission statements is both a scathing satire and and a tragi-documentary of a day in the life of doomed mercury plant worker, Pochsy. The comedy is black, the horror is terrifying, but the outfits are adorable.